Rovers match to go ahead

26 October 2009 01:48
Blackburn have announced Tuesday's Carling Cup tie against Peterborough will go ahead despite confirming two cases of swine flu at the club.[LNB] Rovers were without Chris Samba and David Dunn for the 5-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, due to what manager Sam Allardyce has described as a virus. It has not been confirmed if they are the two who have been diagnosed with swine flu.[LNB] Rovers club secretary Andrew Pincher said: "There has been speculation in the national media following confirmation of sickness within the camp, but we can reassure all supporters that the tie will go ahead as planned."[LNB] Earlier a Blackburn spokesman had stated: "A couple of cases of swine flu have been confirmed and other members of the squad and staff have complained of virus-like symptoms."[LNB] Manager Sam Allardyce had confirmed illness in his squad, telling www.rovers.co.uk: "Dunny and Chris Samba have a virus.[LNB] "And a couple of the other lads who were playing against Chelsea have that virus or we think they are coming down with it.[LNB] "We will hopefully get them back next week when we have to go to Old Trafford.[LNB] "But it is one of those viruses that can see you out for up to six days so we'll have to see."[LNB] Midfielder Vince Grella has also been missing since suffering a thigh injury away with Australia on international duty, but Allardyce is hopeful he will be back for tomorrow's match.

Source: Eurosport